E-booklet report ‘The Reintegration of Returning Migrants: Opportunities and Challenges in Practice’
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in The Hague hosted an International Conference on ‘The Reintegration of Returning Migrants: Opportunities and Challenges in Practice’ on 3 April 2014.
The conference was part of a three day programme funded by the European Return Fund and co-funded by the Dutch Repatriation and Departure Service.
The conference was well attended by over 100 government/EU officials, diplomatic representatives and migration workers, civil society representatives and IOM reintegration specialists from Belgium, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Libya, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Suriname and Switzerland. The main goal of the conference was to exchange information and experiences on existing policies and practices in Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) and strengthen coordination among stakeholders.
On the side of the Conference, the programme included two days of field visits and meetings. The foreign delegates met with potential returnees in different locations in the Netherlands and provided first-hand information about reintegration options in the respective countries of origin. Also, they visited their diplomatic representations in the Netherlands and met with Dutch government officials for further bilateral discussions.
The outcomes of the conference are presented in an E-booklet report, that you can find below. Through the outcomes, IOM aims to contribute to future policies and practices that would enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of assisted voluntary return and reintegration.